Leadership and Staff
Chris Croswhite, Executive Director
Chris began ministering at the Rescue Mission in February of 2006. He came to the Mission with over 12 years of ministry experience serving both as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ and as a pastor of churches in Salt Lake City and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Chris moved to Utah in 1980 and has strong ties to the local community. He is a graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Business Management, and Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.) with a Master's of Christian Studies in Applied Theology. Since coming to the Rescue Mission, Chris has been trained as a Genesis Addiction Recovery Counselor.
Chris gave his first personal testimony in the late 1980's during a Chapel Service at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. Returning to the Rescue Mission as a staff member, Chris has noticed a trend in his ministry of being involved with the marginalized of society. He has a passion for sharing the love of God and how it makes an eternal and tangible transformation in one's life. As Executive Director, Chris oversees the complete ministry and operations of the Rescue Mission's Men's and Women's Facilities.
Eileen Crist, Controller
Masha McFadden, Executive Assistant and Media Coordinator
Don Hill, House Manager
Don is our House Manger - the man who makes sure the Mission's humanitarian outreaches to the homeless run smoothly and effectively. As House Manager, Don oversees our kitchen, food pantry, showers, clothing giveaways and many other aspects of the Mission's ministry. Don, who is a former addict and graduate of the Rescue Mission's recovery program, is able to relate to our clients in a special way and have compassion on them.
Don is active in his church, Calvary Chapel, and is a trained counselor who loves the Lord and praises God daily for saving him from a life of addiction and despair.
Lisa Wolfe, Women's Facility Supervisor
Lisa has a passion for seeing women transformed by God and reach their full potential. She has over 25 years of experience serving children, youth and women, in addition to working in adult education and leadership development in Churches in Salem, Oregon and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Lisa, who grew up in Salt Lake, and her husband, Jim, returned to Utah in 2004. We are blessed to have Lisa continue her life’s service to women and children at the Rescue Mission’s Women’s Facility.
George Sproul, Substance Abuse Counselor
George is a graduate of the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake's New Life Recovery Program. George had a great job and family but lost his job and strained his family relationships through his alcoholism. He attended the University of Utah and is only a few hours short of receiving his Degree in Biology.
Many years ago, George sought help from the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. He realized he needed God's almighty power to overcome his addiction. Now George is helping other addicts as a counselor at RMSL. George is a Genesis Recovery Counselor graduate and is the counselor in residence at the Mission's transitional housing facility, Freedom House.
Chris Beane, Substance Abuse Counselor and Food Service Manager
A few years ago, Chris heard God's call on his life to move from his long-time career as a chef to work in Christian ministry as a counselor. His passion is to see broken lives restored, both the obviously broken, addicted and downtrodden, as well as those in the Church who sit quietly in the pews while inside they hurt from the brokenness of their own sin and the discouraging circumstances of this fallen world.
Chris is involved in the Adult Discipleship and Men’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church. He is a trained Genesis Counselor and has completed the Substance Abuse Counseling curriculum at the University of Utah.
With his restaurant background, Chris also provides oversight to the Rescue Mission’s food operations and is our Food Service Manager.
Cassie Warner, Substance Abuse Counselor
Greg Sheffield, Job Placement Coordinator
Cyndi Harris, Women's Facility Case Manager
Cyndi is an experienced counselor with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. Cyndi has worked in the Acute Psychiatric Unit at the University of Utah Medical Center. At San Francisco State, Cyndi graduated magna cum laude, and she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah. Cyndi has been certified as a licensed social worker in Utah and has experience working with physically ill clients as well as those with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Brady Snyder, Editor of "The Rescuer"
Brady graduated from the University of Utah and was a journalist with the Deseret Morning News for six years before leaving the paper to serve at the Rescue Mission. At the Mission, Brady served as the Work Place Coordinator for seven years, helping the men on our recovery program find jobs and transition back into society, as well as coordinating our print and online media. While Brady has moved on to work in the health insurance industry, he continues to edit “The Rescuer,” our monthly newsletter.
The Board of Directors
RESCUE MISSION OF SALT LAKE, INC
Chris Croswhite, Executive Director
Dan Gallagher, Secretary
Bill Kleman, Treasurer
Richard Stewart, Chairman
Pamela Atkinson, Brian Baker, Clark Vanderhoof